Arsenal received a massive boost on Tuesday with the news that Hector Bellerin, Kieran Gibbs and Francis Coquelin all returned to full training.

Bellerin has been out with an ankle problem picked up in training. Coquelin seems to be taking whatever pills Alexis swallows as he’s back well ahead of schedule while Gibbs has returned from his knee knock.

All three are expected to be available for the visit of Burnley this weekend.

Theo Walcott will hopefully return the following week from the calf problem that has kept him sidelined since he got his coffee machine for Christmas.

Meanwhile, despite seeming very clear that Olivier Giroud had an ankle injury, the Standard report that it is actually a toe problem that they are continuing to monitor.

If you remember, it was a toe injury that ruled the forward out for 4 games back in October. At that time, many speculated that he had been dropped.

I doubt anyone is thinking that this time.

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